Cards (12 of 25) – “Explosive Attack″

Neo-Tokyo is going to E-X-P-L-O-D-E…

How did someone earn one ?  Now, you might think it impossible to deal over a hundred points of damage.  But this card specifies in one attack round.  At low levels, this card is a true rare.  Later on when a character gets a second (or third) melee attack, or access to some gross “d6 per caster level in damage” spells, these become dime-a-dozen.

How frequently were they awarded ?  Once our characters were north of Level 12, there might be one of these handed out every 2nd adventure night.

Seriously, over 100 points of damage ?   Sure.  Consider the Level-17 Barbarian I had in E.G’s 2nd D&D v.3.5 campaign.  He had 4 attacks per round with a +2 Keen Thundering Cold-Iron Great Sword of Shock.  When his Berserker Strength came active below a certain level of Hit Points (I used a class variant from the PHb-II) and he used a Full Power Attack, each hit was worth 2d6+52 damage (plus elemental damage).  Connect twice out of four attempts, and that’s a Card.  I won’t even get into (yet) the huge damage that some of A.T.’s Cleric’s spells would deal.


The “Cards” series of posts recalls the special “trophy” business-cards awarded to players during E.G.’s original D&D v.3.5 game several years ago.  This is a weekly post.



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2 Responses to Cards (12 of 25) – “Explosive Attack″

  1. A.T. says:

    I’ve got 4. The most is one for 121 in a single action. I believe Atrid’s companion Sundar had the record in the 140-ish range.

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